CA Becomes the 5th State to Legalize Physician Aid-in-Dying
On October 5, 2015, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed into law Assembly Bill X2-15 (the End of Life Option Act), landmark legislation providing mentally competent, terminally ill adults the option of requesting a doctor’s prescription for aid-in-dying drugs to painlessly and peacefully shorten their dying process.
AB X2-15 is modeled after Senate Bill 128, authored by Senator Wolk and Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel). Both Wolk and Monning are coauthors of AB X2-15, authored by Susan Talamantes-Eggman (D-Stockton).
Read more about this historic legislation HERE.
Senator Wolk with Governor Brown the day after
he signs AB X2-15.
Watch the State Senate vote to approve the historic legislation HERE.